Representative Democracy

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Representative Democracy

The United States has had the same type of government for more than 200 years. It’s called a “representative democracy.” Among the nations of the world, it is unusual for a system of government to last so long. Most governments are based on a written set of principles, sometimes called a “constitution” or a “charter.” When citizens directly participate by voting, the government is called a “democracy.”

Representative Democracy

A Representative democracy is a form of government in which elected officials represent a group of people. These representatives are called Senators. The State of Utah has 29 current Senators that are the voice of the people. These leaders are elected by the people for the people.

WHAT IS THAT?

IN UTAH

You can get in contact with your senator rather easily. It is all based on zipcode. Different areas will have different leaders. Visit this link to find out your Senator:http://senate.utah.govIt is their job to listen to your concerns so you really do have the power to make a difference!

DID YOu Know?

The United States is not a democracy? The United States is a Republic - a democratic republic. Its citizens elect representatives (the Congress). The founding fathers warned of the problems of democracy and the tyranny of the majority in many early writings. You will find no mention of democracy in the US Constitution.

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